World’s 5th Fastest-Growing Retailer
Promotional Item Planning

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2K+ Active SKUs
10K Stores
300+ Vendors
$4.2B Revenue
50 Regions

Goals

Improve forecast accuracy 

Decrease excess stock and minimize stock-outs through smarter buy planning and allocation

Challenges

Excess stocks and stock-outs due to inefficiencies in the limited-time-offer planning 

Missed opportunities due to highly subjective decision-making

Manual process of determining DC/store allocation

Inconsistencies in master and transactional data due to manual data collection and management

Benefits

Digital transformation of manual planning process achieved through a single platform supporting collaboration and visibility

Improved demand forecasting using advanced analytics

Established corporate memory for purchasing decisions 

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Reduction in stock-outs

Solutions

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